Selected Publications

Lee Y. & Warneken, F. (in press). Children’s evaluations of third-party responses to unfairness: Children prefer helping over punishment. Cognition.

Bernhard, R., Martin, J., & Warneken, F. (2020). Why do children punish? Fair outcomes matter more than intent in children’s second- and third- party punishment. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

McAuliffe, K., Blake, P. R., & Warneken, F. (2020). Costly fairness in children is influenced by who is watching. Developmental Psychology. 

Kajanus, A., Afshordi, N., & Warneken, F. (2020). Children’s understanding of dominance and prestige in China and the UK. Evolution And Human Behavior.

Warneken, F., Sebastian-Enesco, C., Benjamin, N. E., & Pieloch, K. A. (2019). Children pay to play: The emergence of strategic prosociality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

McAuliffe, K., Warneken, F., & Blake, P. (2019). Children’s Sense of Fairness: Respect Isn’t Everything. Trends In Cognitive Sciences.

Rosati, A. G., Benjamin, N. E., Pieloch, K. A., & Warneken, F. (2019). Economic trust in young children. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B.

Kajanus, A., McAuliffe, K., Warneken, F., & Blake, P. R. (2018). Children’s fairness in two Chinese schools: A combined ethnographic and experimental studyJournal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Liu, S., Gonzalez, G., & Warneken, F. (2018). Worth the wait: Children trade off delay and reward in self-and other-benefiting decisions. Developmental Science.

Warneken, F. (2018). How children solve the two challenges of cooperation. Annual Review of Psychology.

Hepach, R., & Warneken, F. (2018). Early development can reveal the foundation of human prosociality. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Corbit, J., McAuliffe, K., Callaghan, T., Blake, P. R., & Warneken, F. (2017). Children’s collaboration induces fairness rather than generosityCognition.

McAuliffe, K., Blake, P. R., Steinbeis, N., & Warneken, F. (2017). The developmental foundations of human fairness. Nature Human Behaviour.

Warneken, F. (2016). Insights into the biological foundation of human altruistic sentimentsCurrent Opinion in Psychology.

Blake, P. R., McAuliffe, K., Callaghan, T., Corbit, J., Barry, O., Bowie, A., Greaves, R., Kleutsch, L., Kramer, K., Ross, E., Vongsachang, H., Wrangham, R., & Warneken, F. (2015). The ontogeny of fairness in seven societiesNature.

McAuliffe, K., Jordan, J., & Warneken, F. (2015). Costly third-party punishment in young children. Cognition.

Warneken, F. (2015). Precocious prosociality – why do young children help? Child Development Perspectives.

Jordan, J., McAuliffe, K., & Warneken, F. (2014). Development of in-group favoritism in children’s third-party punishment of selfishnessProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Warneken, F. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Altruistic helping in human infants and young chimpanzeesScience

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